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The Resource Reinventing fire : bold business solutions for the new energy era, Amory B. Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute ; forewords by Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe

Reinventing fire : bold business solutions for the new energy era, Amory B. Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute ; forewords by Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe

Label
Reinventing fire : bold business solutions for the new energy era
Title
Reinventing fire
Title remainder
bold business solutions for the new energy era
Statement of responsibility
Amory B. Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute ; forewords by Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe
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Language
eng
Summary
Oil and coal have built our civilisation, created our wealth and enriched the lives of billions. Yet their rising costs to our security, economy, health and environment are starting to outweigh their benefits. Moreover, the tipping point where alternatives work better and compete purely on cost is not decades in the future - it is here and now. And that tipping point has become the fulcrum of economic transformation. In Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalise business models and win the clean energy race - not forced by public policy but led by business for long-term advantage. This independent and rigorous account offers market-based solutions integrating transportation, buildings, industry and electricity. It maps pathways for running a 158%-bigger US economy in 2050 but needing no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas and no new inventions. This transition would cost $5 trillion less than business-as-usual - without counting fossil fuels' huge hidden costs. Whether you care most about profits and jobs, or national security, or environmental stewardship, climate, and health, Reinventing Fire makes sense. It's a story of astounding opportunities for creating the new energy era. -- Publisher description
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DLC
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1947-
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Lovins, Amory B.
Dewey number
333.790973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Odum, Marvin
  • Rowe, John W.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
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  • Energy development
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy policy
  • Industries
  • Industries
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy development
  • Energy policy
  • Industries
  • Industries
  • Renewable energy sources
  • United States
Label
Reinventing fire : bold business solutions for the new energy era, Amory B. Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute ; forewords by Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Defossilizing fuels : -- The true cost of oil addiction ; Oil and insecurity ; Coal's hidden costs ; Turning the supertanker ; Lighting the new fire ; No miracles required -- 2. Transportation : fitter vehicles, smarter use : -- Designing and building autos differently ; Using autos more productively ; The rest of the story : beyond automobiles ; Powering vehicles with cleaner energy ; Conclusion: Better mobility at lower cost without oil -- 3. Buildings : designs for better living : -- Understanding today's building quagmire ; The efficiency revolution : what's profitable and what's possible ; The conundrum and the challenge ; Solving the efficiency puzzle ; Conclusion: More comfort, more productivity, less energy, stronger economics -- 4. Industry : remaking how we make things : -- How the industrial jungle drives U.S. energy demand ; Viewing industry through the efficiency lens ; How much more productive can industry become? ; Transforming the industrial jungle ; Conclusion: Competitiveness through radical energy productivity -- 5. Electricity : repowering prosperity : -- Imagining the next electricity system ; Maintain : the elusiveness of "business-as-usual" ; Migrate : the conventional approach to "carbon-free" electricity ; Renew : tapping nature's inexhaustible energy sources ; Transform : a seismic shift in scale ; Four cases, one broad direction ; How do we get there from here? ; Conclusion: The path forward -- 6. Many choices, one future : -- Looking back from 2050 ; How can reinventing fire evolve smoothly? ; How do we seize the 2050 prize? ; Kindling the new fire
Control code
ocn719429781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781603585385
Lccn
2011029947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)719429781
Label
Reinventing fire : bold business solutions for the new energy era, Amory B. Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute ; forewords by Marvin Odum, John W. Rowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Defossilizing fuels : -- The true cost of oil addiction ; Oil and insecurity ; Coal's hidden costs ; Turning the supertanker ; Lighting the new fire ; No miracles required -- 2. Transportation : fitter vehicles, smarter use : -- Designing and building autos differently ; Using autos more productively ; The rest of the story : beyond automobiles ; Powering vehicles with cleaner energy ; Conclusion: Better mobility at lower cost without oil -- 3. Buildings : designs for better living : -- Understanding today's building quagmire ; The efficiency revolution : what's profitable and what's possible ; The conundrum and the challenge ; Solving the efficiency puzzle ; Conclusion: More comfort, more productivity, less energy, stronger economics -- 4. Industry : remaking how we make things : -- How the industrial jungle drives U.S. energy demand ; Viewing industry through the efficiency lens ; How much more productive can industry become? ; Transforming the industrial jungle ; Conclusion: Competitiveness through radical energy productivity -- 5. Electricity : repowering prosperity : -- Imagining the next electricity system ; Maintain : the elusiveness of "business-as-usual" ; Migrate : the conventional approach to "carbon-free" electricity ; Renew : tapping nature's inexhaustible energy sources ; Transform : a seismic shift in scale ; Four cases, one broad direction ; How do we get there from here? ; Conclusion: The path forward -- 6. Many choices, one future : -- Looking back from 2050 ; How can reinventing fire evolve smoothly? ; How do we seize the 2050 prize? ; Kindling the new fire
Control code
ocn719429781
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781603585385
Lccn
2011029947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)719429781

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